Protecting Your Rights and Your Finances in a Business Dispute
If a business competitor has overstepped its bounds, infringed on a patent or copyright, threatened your Northeast Ohio company’s intellectual property or breached a contract — or if instability within your own business has partners and shareholders at each other’s throats — you need experienced business litigation advocates in your corner right away.
We are Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA — versatile business law attorneys who can handle a company’s formation, succession, dissolution and the litigation that is necessary when it’s time to take a stand. We are well-known for our efficient, effective, personalized approaches to a client’s goals — strategies that reflect a business’s specific, unique objectives.
The lawyers at Smith, Illner & Gemelas bring more than 125 years of combined experience with skillful negotiation and litigation of business disputes stemming from:
- Contract disputes
- Tax litigation
- Claims of unfair competition
- Allegations of business and securities fraud
- Severance, noncompete and nondisclosure agreement litigation
- Partner disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Trademark and patent infringement claims
- Trade secret and intellectual property disputes
- Injunctions for immediate relief
While we aggressively advocate for you when commercial litigation is a foregone conclusion, we can also advise you on strategies of risk management and litigation avoidance. We give you straight talk about whether a particular courtroom battle would be worth it. We have your best interests and business future at heart at all times.
At Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA, we are a responsive neighborhood law firm that is dedicated to your success.